Devotion for December 15

Jeremiah 23:5-6 5 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteous Savior. Jesus has risen and is now our advocate. God's plans for his people are for those who call him Lord to be obedient even unto death. To love your neighbor so that this p...
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Devotion for December 14

1 Corinthians 12:14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. In art such as painting every stroke of the brush is just as important as the next. The finished product may be a masterpiece or a child's imaginary friend on the living room wall but each stroke contains a piece of the finished product. Peter Gomes mother sat troubled at the kitchen table. Peter asked. Whats wrong mother? Well according to you, Mister Harvard minister, I may have to go to heaven with my neighbors and...
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Devotion for December 13

1 Corinthians 12:13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free — and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. We know the Bible call us to be family. We say things like brothers and sisters in Christ. And it seems like we get along like families with all the bickering and nagging that goes along with it. They even make fun of families on TV. But when hurricanes hit, the fires destroy, and the floods wash us away family is always there. Let us...
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Devotion for December 12

Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together. Ever done a skit or play with kids and think you are going to be so embarrassed. The Lord has given us sign after sign after sign and still we hop out of bed and forget everything we have learned about love and mercy when someone has ate the last of the milk, pulled out in front of us, didn't show up...
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Devotion for November 3

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. A large portion of people believe this to be true. So if it is then it stands to reason the Bible is as well. How does it benefit us to believe one verse and not another? We must believe in the total inerrancy of the scriptures to trust God. If there is a lack of trust there remains a lack of faith. The Bible is the truth and contains everything we n...
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Devotion for November 2

Luke 11:2-4 He said to them, "When you pray, say: "'Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.'" The Lord's Prayer can be very instructive. First, we worship God and invite His will to be ours. We do not give God the thanks he deserves. We definitely struggle with bending our will to His. While God has provided us with our whole world there are pe...
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Devotion for November 1

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. What we hope for and should be sure of is a certain resurrection. What we do not see is Jesus Christ. Or do we? Jesus is in our hearts, minds, and souls but he can be found in joy and sadness. How we treat others reflects how we feel about Jesus. Faith true faith is trying to rid one's self from the intolerance of the world. Not abandoning morality but allowing an open dialogue with everyone for the...
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Devotion for October 31

1 Peter 2:9 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. What a wonderful declaration you are the chosen of God. How might you go about your day now that you know? Maybe we should start every day with this verse. Celebrate greet everyone as the special person you are and when they ask why you are so happy. Say to them: "Haven't you heard? We are God'...
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Devotion for October 29

Hebrews 10:29 How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? It became very apparent to me yesterday while playing golf that we can make a mockery of grace by insulting Christ when becoming angry. Joe and I were playing golf and the guys behind us hit into us twice. I came really close to losing all direction....
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Devotion for October 27

1 Peter 2:9 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. We must remember to live in the moment. Always set a good example. Lead with grace and love. We will make mistakes but by putting outbest foot forward in all moments we create an atmosphere of love.
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